Miami Hurricanes to Add 2 High-Impact International Swimmers

The University of Miami Women’s Swimming and Diving team has announced the impending addition of two names to the roster: Italy’s Ianire Casarin, who will join the team as a mid-season addition for the spring 2016 semester, and Germany’s Chantal Noé, who will begin with the rest of the class of 2020 in the fall of 2016.

Casarin is a freestyle specialist from Villorba Italy; she swims for Team Veneto in Padua. Casarin will be an immediate scorer for the Hurricanes in the 100, and 200 distances at the conference level. She is within a reasonable range in the 50 and 500, as well, and could be expected to contribute in either of those distances. Casarin will also be a force on the Miami freestyle relays. Had she been on the roster last year, her converted times would have placed her in the B finals and made her the Hurricanes’ top scorer in the 100 and 200 freestyles at 2015 ACC Championships. She also would have been a welcome addition to the 200, 400, and 800 free relays; the latter of which might have moved from eighth to sixth with her split.

Casarin’s best LCM events and their SCY conversions are:

50 free 26.52 23.36
100 free 56.41 49.86
200 free 2:01.65 1:47.53

Noé, who hails from Ruesselheim, Germany, will join the Hurricanes in the fall of 2016. She will be an immediate contributor, filling a hole in the breaststroke events. Her best times from last season, converted to SCY, would have made her the fastest breaststroker on the Miami roster at 2015 ACC Championships. She would have scored in the “B” finals of both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. She also would have added firepower to the medley relays.

Noé’s best long course times from the 2014-15 season are:

50 breast 32.84 28.89
100 breast 1:10.65 1:02.17
200 breast 2:32.69 2:15.58

In Miami’s press release, head coach Andy Kershaw commented, “The day we found out that Ianire was coming to Miami was an exciting one,” Kershaw said. “She comes from a great family and is very determined to improve as a student and a swimmer. I know she was highly sought after by many programs across the country, and I think the fact that she chose to come here says a lot about where our program is heading.

Chantal comes highly recommended by her coach, who was one of Germany’s World Championship coaches last summer, and she has been improving drastically over the last year,” Kershaw said. “I can’t wait to work with her and help her continue that trend. Chantal is also going to bring a lot to the team outside of the pool – she is very kind, but I can sense a little edge to her when the going gets tough.”

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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